Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Funnies

Another week of jocularity and manic feverish humor by members of the right wingnut side of the political spectrum.

I can do no better this week than refer you to the following stories and highlights.

First and foremost is the Daily Show episode this week that deals with CNBC and financial networks, financial matters and current financial events. In addition, some historical background is added for perspective. Have a look at this. It's a hoot.

Second: Steven Colbert takes a look at Fox News crazy boy Glenn Beck. Check it out. This link is to Wednesday's full show.

For the perfect Trifecta, I leave you with Rachel Maddow's piece on the new PR firm hired by AIG. If you're asking yourself, "Is he talking about AIG the big failed and bailed insurance company that gambled billions of dollars on Credit Default Swaps, that we bailed out and then they gave many billions to counterparties like Goldman Sachs, yep that's the one. And if you're thinking, "Is he talking about the AIG that has taken over a hundred billion dollars and still felt it was OK to party hardy in the desert with taxpayer money; yea, that's the one."

The kicker here is not so much that AIG is hiring another PR firm, but that this particular firm is usually just hired by the most evil and despicable people and companies. Makes you wonder. It's not supposed to be funny, but I think it qualifies in a sick, greedy, twisted, Wall Street weenie kind of way.

Alright, that's all of this I can take for this week.

Oh, one last little ditty courtesy of Pandragon.

“Republicans moan and Republicans bitch: ‘Our rich are too poor, and our poor are too rich!’”

I found this in the comments about some pictures of Mrs. Obama serving meals to homeless folks in DC. It seems a dude used his cell phone to take her picture and the Repubs were up in arms that a homeless dude had a cell phone. I'm not sure if that should be the point. More to the point might be, "How did he get to be homeless?"



Thom said...

Great Daily Show. And how did they know the guy taking the picture was homeless in the first place? Were only homeless invited?

maryt/theteach said...

Gee Richard, how did we lose each other? I just don't know. But I tell you this "Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting." You talk about Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and Rachel Maddow. All of them my favorites! And Michelle, and not one mention of her bare arms... Amazing! The homeless are given cell phones - the phones come from people who donate them after they buy new ones. Glad to "see" you again. Will keep in touch!

maryt/theteach said...

And Richard, I meant to say I loved the limerick you wrote! :)

Richard said...

Thom: Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed

Mary: I still have you on my sidebar and wondered where you got to. Nice to hear from you again.

Dr.John said...

Saw both the Daly Show and Colbert. I loved them both. They do a marvelous job of making their point without naming calling and dumping whole groups into an evil plot.
You did well this week.

Richard said...

Dr.John: You forget how much fun I have calling a spade a spade when it comes to evil doers. And I never said it was a plot.

They're not that smart, just that malevolent.

I love the passive/aggressive compliments, I think.

Raven said...

That Maddow piece is disturbing. It's all disturbing. I'm trying to swear off CNN because it just gets me stirred up, but... As for the rest... I love Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert because they give me more information, with more common sense attached and they make me laugh.